Welcome to the JAMTOT 2009 Holiday Gift Guide – Food section! Below you will find information and photos for products and companies which have been submitted to be included in this gift guide. If a product has been personally reviewed on this site, then the product name will include a link to the review (or will say “Review coming soon” if the review isn’t up yet). Please check back often, as products (and reviews) will be added throughout the holiday season. Products are listed in the order in which their information was received.
In most cases, the information included in this gift guide is not in my own words, but taken straight from the e-mail or press release that I received. I have re-worded or re-written where I thought it was necessary or helpful, but am not responsible for the content of these items or anything that may be posted on their sites.
Somebody’s Mother’s Chocolate Sauce – The founder, Lynn Lasher prides herself on having two passions in life – children and chocolate. Aptly, she named her company Somebody’s Mother’s because “being somebody’s mother is the most important job” she’s ever had.
Lynn launched Somebody’s Mother’s with her three children in April 2005 in an effort to teach them the fundamentals of running a business. Their goal was to produce and sell a chocolate sauce they really enjoyed, one they had been making in the kitchen for years. Somebody’s Mother’s chocolate sauce is all natural, with no preservatives – something Lynn calls a “plain, no-nonsense chocolate sauce that everybody seems to like.”
Somebody’s Mother’s now also sells a caramel sauce and white chocolate sauce with pear William. Each jar features a lid sticker, “Lidlit,” inscribed with quotes from famous mothers or mothers of famous people, because after all, Somebody’s Mother’s truly appreciates the mothers of the world.
Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce – In 1968 Country Bob perfected the sauce of his dreams. After years of giving the sauce to friends and family he began to sell it in 1977. The reaction was overwhelming just as it is today. Almost everyone who tries Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce becomes a lifelong user. And why not, it is the perfect complement to practically any meal set on your table. It is more than a steak sauce, because of its unique flavor and the variety of uses. You can grill, cook, and marinate with it, or put it in your soups, stews, baked beans, and your other favorite dishes. Products include the Original All Purpose Sauce, Spicy All Purpose Sauce, Barbeque Sauce, Seasoning Salt, the Country Bob’s cookbook, apparel, and a variety of gift packs.
Sunsweet Antioxidant Blend – Sunsweet has packaged dried cherries, plums, wild blueberries and cranberries into one five-ounce reseal-able pouch. Antioxidants work to prevent or slow the oxidative damage done by free radicals in the body. Like rust on a car, oxidation can cause damage to our cells and may contribute to age-related health problems, which is why so many people are looking to consume more antioxidant-rich foods! In fact, functional foods such as dried cherries, plums, wild blueberries and cranberries are four of the highest scoring free-radical fighting fruits, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.